Monday, March 8, 2010

Strategy session to fight budget cuts

Last Thursday, more than 80 people came to HSC to attend a community forum with county budget officials and discuss last year's budget cuts and the budget for next year. After narrowly avoiding complete elimination from the budget last fall through a quick organizing effort, community organizations are ready to collaborate early on to stop the county from further diminishing their funding. It was awesome to see the interest of so many different organization in the room: from the Girl Scouts to Belafonte Tacolcy to the guardianship program. The meeting set the groundwork for a powerful coalition to come together this summer. I'm confident the county commissioners will hear our message loud and clear: no more cuts for community-based organizations!

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